E-Resource News

Update: Link resolver working in Scopus

The WebBridge LR link resolver is working again in Scopus. The provider of that database was able to find a fix for the issue.

If you need assistance with Scopus, the link resolver, or any other Library resources, please contact us.

Thieme Changing Platform for the E-book Library Database

On March 1st the database “Thieme E-Book Library” will have a new name and a new look.  Thieme is moving this database to a new platform and updating its interface to become MedOne Education.

The Library worker bees are hustling to make the necessary updates to the links in our catalog.  If you have problems accessing anything in the collection previously known as Thieme E-Book Library, please contact your reference liaison.

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) E-book Collection

As part of our New Books Display this month, we are highlighting the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) E-book Collection from Ovid Books. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), based in Australia and one of the premier evidence-based practice organizations in the world, has developed an evidence-based practice model that is considered a benchmark in the healthcare industry.

This E-book series of 24 titles provides you with the tools you need to:

– Understand the JBI model of evidence-based healthcare

– Appraise qualitative and quantitative research

– Appraise evidence from intervention and diagnostic accuracy studies

– Learn ways to minimize risks from adverse events

Each of these book authors has been carefully selected for their expertise in the topic area.

The following titles are included in the JBI E-book Collection:

  • CAN-Implement©: Planning for Best-Practice Implementation
  • Clinical Wisdom and Evidence-Based Healthcare
  • Comparison of Meta-Aggregation and Meta-Ethnography as Qualitative Review Methods, A
  • Critically Appraising Evidence for Healthcare
  • Guideline Adaptation: Conducting Systematic, Exhaustive, and Reproducible Searches
  • Historical Emergence of Qualitative Synthesis, The
  • Implementing Evidence Using an Action Research Framework
  • International Collaboration in Translational Health Science
  • Knowledge Translation in Healthcare
  • Mixed Methods Approach to Evidence Synthesis, A
  • Public Engagement in Translating Knowledge to Action
  • Stakeholder Engagement: The Role of Tacit Knowledge and Value Statements in Translation Science
  • Statistics for Systematic Review Authors
  • Synthesis of Prevalence and Incidence Data, The
  • Synthesizing Descriptive Evidence
  • Synthesizing Economic Evidence
  • Synthesizing Evidence from Narrative, Text and Opinion
  • Synthesizing Evidence of Diagnostic Accuracy
  • Synthesizing Evidence of Harm
  • Synthesizing Evidence of Risk
  • Synthesizing Qualitative Evidence
  • Synthesizing Quantitative Evidence
  • Translation Science and the JBI Model of Evidence-Based Healthcare
  • Turning Knowledge into Action: Practical Guidance on How to Do Integrated Knowledge Translation Research

If you would like to read any of the E-books from this collection, search for the title in our library catalog (INNOPAC), access Ovid Books, or search our E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List. If you have any questions or would like assistance, do not hesitate to speak to a member of our Circulation Staff.

February New Books Display: We Love E-books!

The New Books Display this month highlights some of our newest E-books available through Ovid. If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you. Please check out our display on the 3rd floor of the Isché Library!

These books and many more are available for online access:

Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit: the Clinical Essentials by Thomas F. Freddo and Edward Chaum

Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast, 3rd ed. by Stuart J. Schnitt and Laura C. Collins.

Clinical Wisdom and Evidence-Based Healthcare by Alan Pearson -Part of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Collection.

Eye Pathology: An Atlas and Text, 3rd ed. by Ralph C. Eagle, Jr.

Henrich’s Principles and Practice of Dialysis, 5th ed.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine, 5th ed.

Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice, 15th ed.

A Practical Approach to Pediatric Anesthesia, 2nd ed. by Robert S. Holzman

A Practical Approach to Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine, 5th ed.

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, 7th ed.

Rosen’s Diagnosis of Breast Pathology by Needle Core Biopsy, 4th ed. by Edi Brogi

Te Linde’s Operative Gynecology, 11th ed.

The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management, 5th ed.

These E-books and more are available through Ovid E-books. Please contact a library staff member if you would like assistance in accessing our E-book collection.

LexisNexis Academic is now Nexis Uni

Our access to LexisNexis Academic has been transitioned to the new Nexis Uni. This revamp features a new streamlined search and is geared to helping you find the trusted information you need much more easily.

The new search screen looks like this:

The content in Nexis Uni is similar to what was offered in LexisNexis Academic. You can search for news articles, business information, and a wealth of legal sources. Also included are many full-text journals,  covering a bevy of topics.

Another feature of Nexis Uni is an increased level of personalization. Once you create an account in Nexis Uni, you have the opportunity to customize your search screen, create alerts for new content, and can share your search information and collaborate with colleagues.

If you need more information about Nexis Uni or walkthroughs on its new features, this page can get you started.

Off-campus access to Nexis Uni requires a Library barcode and PIN. If you need help setting up your Library account or need any other help, please contact us.

New England Journal of Medicine PDF Downloads

New England Journal of Medicine redesigned their website, and the “Download PDF” link has a new appearance. Instead of a link that says “Download PDF”, it is now represented by an arrow pointing down. The download arrow symbol is located on the left side of each article’s page.

Here’s where you need to look now:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Circulation Staff!

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: French Health Sciences and German Medical

Parlez vous francais? Sprechen sie Deutsch? If you can understand those questions and can answer yes, then you may want to explore our last-but-not-least groups from the ScienceDirect EBS Collection.

The French Health Sciences category contains an array of medical topics, all in French.  You will find ebooks on physical therapy, anesthesia, cardiology, and more specialties, which will offer you a chance to hone your language skills while you glean knowledge about your chosen subject.

The same can be said of the category German Medical.  There seem to be quite a few books on orthopedics and psychiatry.  I’m just guessing though because I speak neither French nor German.  At any rate, you might want to take these categories for a spin and test your language skills.

This concludes the weekly spotlight on the ScienceDirect EBS Collection.  This varied group of ebooks will be available until June of this year.  At that time, we will be reviewing the usage of the collection and keeping the most used texts.  This is your opportunity to let us know what you want and need to be able to access.  By viewing a book you are voting for it.  And if there is a particular ebook in the collection you feel strongly about, let us know.  We appreciate your input about these ScienceDirect offerings!

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Energy

This week we are highlighting the Energy category of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection.

At first glance there doesn’t seem to be too much of interest that would be applicable to our field here at LSUHSC.  But there are some gems that might interest the eco-minded researcher and chemist.  There are a wealth of ebooks on the subject of renewable energy, and some of the texts examining research in the petrochemical field may have health-related implications here in our neck of the woods.  So don’t write this category off.  You may find just what you need for that last piece of the puzzle.

Please take some time to review all of the categories in this valuable collection.  We will only have this opportunity until the end of June.  Then most of these selections will be disappearing.  After the review period, we will only be retaining those texts that receive the most hits.

Sections of JoVE/Journal of Visualized Experiments now available

The Library is happy to announce we finally have subscriptions to six sections of JoVE/Journal of Visualized Experiments. This is one of our most-requested journals, and although we were unable to subscribe to the full journal, we hope the sections we are able to get will be of use.

You now have access to the following sections via a Library subscription both on- and off-campus:

One issue we would like to point out is indexing of JoVE in PubMed: all sections are handled as belonging to one journal, so please be sure the video you need belongs to one of the six sections above.

If you need any help with this or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Neuroscience

As we wind down our exploration of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection, we are exploring the category of Neuroscience. This group is especially interesting. The ebooks here cover a wide range of applications in the neurosciences field.  Subjects range from Alzheimer’s and pain management to stress and substance abuse.

Researchers involved in the field of Geriatrics might want to review Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population, edited by Ronald Ross Watson and Sherma Zibadi, or Physical Activity and the Aging Brain, edited by Ronald Ross Watson.

Substance abuse researchers might be interested in The Complex Connection Between Cannabis and Schizophrenia, edited by Michael T. Compton, or The Neuroscience of Cocaine, edited  by Victor R. Preedy.

Dealing with stress (and who isn’t these days)? You might want to check out Stress: Concepts, Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior, edited by George Fink, or Neuroscience of Pain, Stress, and Emotion, edited by Magne Arve Flaten and Mustafa al’Absi.

As you can see, this category has it all.  Take it for a spin and see if you can’t find something that is relevant to your particular interests.  But don’t wait too long.  These ebooks will only be available until the end of June.  After that, only the most viewed selections will be added to our permanent ebook collection.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Finance and Mathematics

As tax time approaches, thoughts turn to the complexities of finance and mathematics. Or maybe not. At any rate, this week will focus on two related categories of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection.

The Finance group of ebooks contains a selection of books relating to funding for research in pharmaceuticals and health services. If you are considering expanding your horizons in 2018, you might want to take a look at Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why.

And – heads up biostatistics people! – the Mathematics category may be of particular interest to you. There are several tomes on statistics and data mining, as well as texts relating to mathematical applications in simulation modeling.

So give these categories some of your attention. This special collection is available until the end of June. After that, only the most viewed books will be added to our permanent ebook collection. Your participation is critical to our selection process.

Journal cancellations for 2018

Due to low use or extremely high cost-per-use, the following journals will not be renewed for 2018:

  • AIDS Education and Prevention (Guilford Press)
  • Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic (Guilford Press)
  • Cell and Tissue Research (Springer)
  • Drugs and Aging (Adis/Springer)
  • Experimental Brain Research (Springer)
  • Free Radical Research (Taylor & Francis)
  • Genome (NRC Research Press)
  • Histochemistry and Cell Biology (Springer)
  • International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (Taylor & Francis)
  • Journal of Child Language (Cambridge University Press)
  • Journal of Parasitology (Allen Press)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (Springer)
  • Pfluegers Archiv (Springer)
  • Social Service Review (The University of Chicago Press)
  • Virchows Archiv (Springer)

We examined statistics for these journals over a number of years in order to get a better picture of usage trends. The Library will still maintain access to older volumes, and if you need a more recent article you may request it via our Interlibrary Loan Service.

If you have any questions or need assistance with any Library resources, please contact us.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Engineering and Materials Science

This week we are highlighting two categories from the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Engineering and Materials Science are related categories encompassing the biomedical and chemical fields.

Amongst the tomes on asphalt, aircraft, and bridge construction in the Engineering group, you will find such ebooks as Healthcare Technology Management Systems, Mechanical Circulatory & Respiratory Support, and Mechanical Testing of Orthopaedic Implants.  You might also want to check out the multi-dimensional selections such as 3D Bioprinting & Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.

Nanomedicine, nanotechnology, and tissue engineering are also on display in the Materials Science category.  There are several texts relating to chemical engineering developments and you might want to review Antimicrobial Nanoarchitectonics: From Synthesis to Applications, which brings together research in antimicrobial nanoparticles, especially in reducing the side effects of antibiotics, decreasing their pharmacological effect, and improving the solubility and stability of antimicrobials.

So please take some time to explore the offerings in these two groups.  Your participation is important as most of the ebooks in this package will be disappearing at the end of June 2018.  Only the books with the most usage will be added to our permanent electronic collection.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Specialty Surgery

EBS blog spec surgThough small in stature, the force is strong with this week’s spotlighted group. You might even say that Specialty Surgery is the Yoda of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Or not.

This category primarily covers cosmetic and orthopedic surgery.  All twelve of the ebooks in this group were published this year and, you will excuse the pun, are cutting edge.  Sorry.

We will have access to this collection through June of 2018.  After that, we will only be retaining the texts that are most viewed.  So please take a moment to explore this and any other category of the collection.

Do or do not, there is no try.

ExamMaster Gone for 2018

study helpThe Library will not be renewing ExamMaster after this year. For your test prep needs we will still provide access to Board Vitals and other resources, which can be found on the Library’s database page or via the LibGuides.

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